Until recently, I had never really understood the appeal of cereal. My dad eats it 5 days a week when he is working, and so does my husband. Except when I was pregnant with my twins and craving Honey Nut Cheerios in my first trimester (pre-celiac), I have never liked any brand of cereal for more than a day or two, until I discovered Erewhon Buckwheat & Hemp Gluten Free Cereal. I actually bought it to make Gluten Free on a Shoestring pumpkin breakfast cookies. The recipe called for Erewhon Quinoa & Chia cereal, but when I couldn't find that, I substituted Erewhon Buckwheat & Hemp cereal as the recipe suggested.
Don't let the buckwheat scare you away from this cereal, because buckwheat does not contain wheat. In addition to organic whole buckwheat grouts, my one and only favorite cereal also contains organic brown rice, organic brown rice syrup, organic hemp seeds, organic maple syrup, and sea salt. One cup has 220 calories, 5 grams of dietary fiber, and 6 grams of protein.
With some banana slices and milk, you have cereal perfection! My dad was shocked when I told him that I was eating this cereal, because he knows I don't like cereal. I then got one of my dad's famous lectures on how healthy cereal is, and how healthy he eats compared to to the rest of our family. He's a funny man, my dad. He was then doubly shocked when I told him that I ate it with milk, because I don't drink milk. After patiently listening to lecture number two about the importance of drinking milk, and that our bodies need calcium, I reminded him that I eat yogurt and cheese almost every day. Oops, I forgot to tell him about the ice cream. :-)
I love that Erewhon SuperGrains Buckwheat & Hemp cereal is crispy, and doesn't quickly get soggy in milk, like so many other cereals. I also like that it is not overly sweet, but has just the slightest hint of sweetness from the organic maple and brown rice syrups. I am not sure why I thought to add some banana slices the first time I tried Erewhon Buckwheat & Hemp cereal, but the combination is really amazing!
I purchase Erewhon Buckwheat & Hemp cereal from my local Whole Foods or from Vitacost.com. It is non-GMO, organic, and certified gluten free.
What is your favorite gluten free cereal?